Summer Exhibitions:

Each year, GAC Artist Members are invited to submit expressions of interest for solo or group exhibitions in the gallery space at the artBar. 

In 2024, GAC presents:

  • Stay tuned for updates

Applications for July and August Exhibitions are open! Fill out the application form here.

Please check back for this summers artists and show details. If you have any questions about the application process please email Madeleine at [email protected]

Members Show:

We are excited to announce a call for art submissions for our upcoming GAC Members Show. This exhibition aims to showcase the talent of our esteemed members, and we invite all members to participate by submitting their artwork.

About the GAC Members Show: The GAC Members Show is a special event dedicated to highlighting the creative contributions of our valued members. It is an opportunity for visual artists to share their work with the community and engage in a collective celebration of artistic expression.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility: Only current members of Guelph Arts Council are eligible to submit their artwork for the Members Show. If you are not a member, you may register to become one at www.guelpharts.ca/become-a-member
  2. Medium: We are accepting submissions of 2D artworks only. This includes paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media works.
  3. Size Limitation: Artworks must be no larger than 24×24 inches, including the frame. Please ensure that your artwork has no more than a depth of 4 inches.
  4. Hanging Requirements: All accepted artworks must have a wire and D-ring properly affixed to the back for easy hanging.
  5. Artwork Limit: Each artist may submit only one piece for consideration.
  6. Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions is March 1st at 11:59pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Selection Process: Due to limited space, we may not be able to accommodate all submitted artworks for display. Our goal is to ensure that as many identities, practices, mediums and themes are represented as possible to demonstrate Guelph’s vast talent and creativity.  The selection process will involve a panel of jurors who will review each submission based on artistic merit, creativity, and adherence to the guidelines.

Notification: Selected artists will be notified via email by April, 2024. If your artwork is chosen for display, you will receive further instructions regarding delivery and installation.

Submission Process: To submit your artwork for the Members Show, please follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the following information in the form linked here:
    • Your name
    • Contact information (phone number and email address)
    • Title of the artwork
    • Medium
    • Dimensions (including frame size)
    • A brief description or artist statement (optional and 100 word limit)
  2. Attach a high-quality image of your artwork. The image should accurately represent the piece you are submitting.

Important Notes:

  1. By submitting your artwork, you grant Guelph Arts Council the right to use images of your artwork for promotional purposes related to the GAC Members Show.
  2. Artists are responsible for the transportation of their artwork to and from the artBar
  3. If artists are unable to drop off and retrieve their artwork within the specified time frames mentioned in their acceptance email following a successful application, they must make alternative arrangements.

We appreciate your participation and look forward to showcasing the talents of our members to the community. If you have any further questions or need clarification, please contact Madeleine Avery at [email protected].

Deadline is March 1st at 11:59pm. Space is limited.⁠

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